MOLYNEAUX CUP FINAL
A tough day in the office for our Senior B Team as they never really got to grips with the game played in Fossa. Dr Crokes provided the opposition and overall possessed a better control of the game and they rarely looked in trouble. Making the stronger start they led by 0-5 to 0-2 before they were reduced to fourteen men in the closing moments of the first half. We made the better start to the second period and closed the gap to two points, 0-6 to 0-4 , and looked poised to challenge. But our rivals slipped in for a goal and despite a battling performance and a numerical advantage we wouldn’t put any further dents into their lead. Final score Killarney Legion 0-6 Dr Crokes 1-9. The game was well refereed by Gerry Kelliher, who arrived with a full compliment of umpires and linesmen( both qualified referees), definitely giving the competition full respect.
Our Senior ladies played their Junior B championship quarter final on a glorious Sunday morning at Direen where Glenflesk provided the opposition for the 11am throw in. A tight opening half saw Legion with the advantage on a scoreline of 2-04 to 1-04. Unfortunately Ciara Doolan went off with a bad ankle injury midway through the half and we wish her a speedy recovery. The second half continued as the first had played out with both teams competing fiercely. Glenflesk came forward and scored some fine points and always looked dangerous but the home defence remained resolute throughout defending stoically. At the other end the attack plundered another couple of goals which made all the difference at the final whistle. With time running out and leading by 3 points we managed the game out to the final whistle. Final score Legion 4-05 Glenflesk 1-11. The semi final takes place this weekend.
The last game of 2023 for our two U11 teams who played superb against a strong and determined Rathmore side on Thursday evening in Direen. Big thanks to John Keane and Donal O Donoghue for their efforts this year . Oisin Fleming for his excellent refereeing all season and to Brian Looney for also stepping up to referee for the night. Big thanks to the players and their parents for showing up and giving it their all week after week .
Our U15 Boys hosted Kenmare for a place in the East Kerry Championship semi final.The game was keenly fought with very little between the teams. They opened the scoring with 2 points into the wind but a Kenmare goal on the quarter put the visitors into a lead. Not rattled they managed a great goal with a good move down the left and this left the score at half time Legion 1-7 Kenmare 1-3 3. Kenmare played well into the breeze in the second half with some well taken frees to close the gap. However the cushion of a second goal gave the lads a bit of comfort and although Kenmare brought the game to the final whistle , we held on to secure a semi final spot, which will be played in two weeks time.
The U12 girls’ Green team was in action Tuesday evening at home to Rathmore for a Division 3 East Kerry league fixture. The teams were well matched in the opening exchanges, with the visitors having a slight edge on the scoreboard the whole game. When Legion did break down the field, they were unlucky not to get some much needed scores despite how hard the girls worked to gain possession. The hosts battled on but found the scores hard to come by, and on the night, the visitors took the points. Thank you to Rathmore for a sporting game, and thank you to the referee officiating on the night and thank you to all our supporters.
The U14 girls were in action last Mondaywhen Currow were the visitors to Direen for the final round of Div 3 of the East Kerry league.A very strong southerly wind meant that both teams took time to adjust to the flight of the ball in the opening exchanges. The home side made full use of the breeze at their backs to take a healthy lead into the half time break. Currow began to bridge the gap in the second period but Legion broke up the field to keep daylight between the sides on the scoreboard. A late surge from the home side was enough to consolidate the lead and claim the two league points on offer. Well done to all the players in action this evening. Thanks to Currow for a sporting contest, the referee officiating and the wind-swept supporters in attendance. Final score Killarney Legion 4-13
U15 EAST KERRY GIRLS
We had 7 representatives on the East Kerry U15 ladies panel on an autumnal evening for a championship quarter final away to South Kerry. Played in Derrynane, the team dug very deep to come away with a one point win courtesy of a last sec penalty (scored by a Legion girl!).